Canada’s most westerly province offers stunning vistas and inspiring excursions to its visitors. For some, Vancouver’s sushi restaurants and Victoria’s farmers markets are the draw; for others, it’s the West Coast’s majestic natural surroundings that spark a sense of possibility and adventure. From lakefront properties to mountainside retreats to remote woodland getaways, these five properties prove every corner of Beautiful British Columbia has its own wonder waiting to be discovered.
A Hidden Gem on Kamloops Lake
If you struggle to choose between a lakeside getaway or a scenic mountain range escape, take heart: this luxury cabin on Kamloops Lake delivers both. Boasting eco-friendly solar panels, vaulted ceilings, and open-concept living, the cabin’s chic contemporary interiors bring light and a sense of spaciousness in from the outdoors. The home’s open loft awaits guests and recreational pursuits, while a private fire pit overlooking the lake and surrounded by the beauty of nature will bring the neighbours and guests together each night.
A Golf-Adjacent Escape in the Heart of Vernon
Modern comforts complement a picturesque natural backdrop at this rancher resort home in beautiful Vernon. With golf-course views, this two-bedroom semi-detached property is ideal for the recreational athlete: step inside to enjoy the home’s floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and upgraded tongue-in-groove ceiling. The custom kitchen boasts a quartz-topped island and illuminated hardwood cabinets, and a glass-doored pantry provides additional workspace. The crowning jewel of this home is its custom-built timber patio, which includes a water feature, ample seating room, and gas fire pit. With the mountains in the distance and gardens close at hand, there’s little reason to ever leave this relaxing outdoor living space.
A Waterfront Oasis on the Shuswap
‘Idyllic’ is the first word that comes to mind upon viewing this classic waterfront property on Shuswap Lake. This summer home features walk-out access to the lake, a wraparound deck, and a built-in fire pit along the water’s edge. Fish, swim, or launch a boat from the dock, and gather around the island in the big and bright open-concept kitchen to plan outdoor adventures and prepare meals. The home’s four bedrooms ensure that guests will fit comfortably, and the open loft acts as overflow space for movie nights or evening drinks. With a games room and wetbar in the basement, this property extends welcome to all comers, and trips to the lake are sure to become a summer staple.
Tranquil Log Cabin Living in Celista
If the solitude and serenity of a secluded forest appeal to you, the setting of this timeless log cabin may be a perfect fit. Set high on the hillside overlooking Shuswap Lake, this home is nestled among the trees on a 45-acre lot. Two ponds on the property boast visiting turtles and ducks, while the detached shop and garage are the ideal storage areas for skis, snowshoes, and ATVs. Inside, this warm and inviting cabin features two master suites among its five bedrooms, and its southern exposure guarantees sun year-round. While offering all the benefits of a remote escape, this cabin is just a short trip to nearby Crowfoot Mountain and Shuswap Lake, ensuring that outdoor adventures are available no matter the season.
A Scandinavian-Inspired Haven in Ladysmith
Lush, green forest envelopes chic, minimalist modern design at this ultra-private 10-acre property. Directly adjacent to the Woodley Range Ecological Reserve, this home’s surroundings offer the feel of a nature preserve: exploring the expansive network of forest trails takes you past towering Western red cedars, coastal Douglas firs, and big-leaf maples. The unmistakable centrepiece of this natural setting is the Scandinavian-inspired family home, featuring expansive windows that allow you to enjoy the pristine natural surroundings even while indoors. The home’s open floor plan makes each room bright, sundrenched, and vibrant. Enjoy al fresco dinners or morning coffee on the terrace at this Built Green® Canada Platinum Home, with thoughtful and efficient systems and materials used throughout.
Acres of space, the tranquil sound of wind whistling through the trees, and a serene morning dip in a crystal-clear lake are just a few of the reasons to explore homes in the wilds of British Columbia. The true wonder of each unique property is yours to discover.
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